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Meditation lowers heart rate and blood pressure

September 27, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  About 10 million Americans say they practice meditation daily. Like taking time daily to brush their teeth, those who meditate usually practice 10 to 30 minutes of silence each day, which gives them a break from the constant bombardment of information everyone faces. Whether practiced on its own, or following yoga […]

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Biochemical causes of depression

September 21, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Certain distinct biochemical imbalances that trigger depression have been found to respond well to diet and nutritional supplementation. Different types of depression have different symptoms and underlying causes, including primary biochemical depression, serotonin deficiency, dopamine deficiency, high norepinephrine/epinephrine ratio, GABA deficiency and histamine excess. This article will discuss the most […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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Is your thyroid balanced?

August 25, 2012

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by Dr. Emil Faithe —  Do you suffer from uncontrollable weight gain? Is your hair falling out? Are you exhausted, angry or depressed? Millions of people, mostly women, are living with imbalanced thyroids. Many have low thyroid function, despite the fact that their blood tests are normal. Others have been taking thyroid medicine all their […]

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Meditation goes mainstream

August 21, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  Meditation is a buzzword these days. Some people cannot live without it, but others think it is too difficult or too New Age. What exactly is involved and why would anyone want to do it? In our daily lives, it’s easy to become overstimulated — visually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Not […]

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Eye-catching therapy: EMDR goes mainstream

August 19, 2012

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by Kayla Gayle, Ph.D. —  It had been almost six months since the accident, and Elizabeth found herself getting worse. She had been unable to stop the obsessive thoughts since that fateful day the truck slammed into her car. She was still hearing the sound of screeching tires and shattering glass from the accident. As […]

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Sleepless in Phoenix

August 5, 2012

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by Dr. David Parrish —  The National Sleep Foundation recently released figures from their 2007 “Sleep in America” poll that most of us would find disturbing. This large, random survey, focusing on the workplace and productivity showed that Americans are working later and sleeping less — a dangerous combination that can cause drowsiness while driving, […]

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Why we reach for certain foods

July 30, 2012

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by Dr. Meghana Thanki —  We all reach for certain foods when we feel hungry, but have you ever thought about why we choose certain foods over others? One of the reasons is taste. There are six different tastes that the tongue can distinguish — sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. These six tastes […]

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Acupuncture addresses many health problems

March 5, 2012

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by Kim Blankenship —  Many people may be unaware of the broad range of health concerns that can be addressed with acupuncture. Almost everyone has heard how effective it can be for pain relief, but acupuncture also can be utilized to treat problems such as digestive disturbances, respiratory complaints, sports injuries, post-surgical recovery, insomnia, headache, […]

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Signs of depression

March 1, 2012

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Depression can manifest differently in different people, causing sadness and a loss of interest in once pleasurable activities. Symptoms used to diagnose depression are the same regardless of gender, although complaints vary from person to person. Fatigue — Depressed people undergo a series of physical and emotional changes, including fatigue and psychomotor retardation, which is […]

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Neurotransmitter testing can help

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  If you are having long-term problems with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, uncontrollable food cravings or mild-to-moderate depression, or if your current treatment for these symptoms is not working, then neurotransmitter testing may be the piece that completes the puzzle to your good health and happiness. What is a neurotransmitter? A neurotransmitter […]

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Health updates: cold temperatures and fructose

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information on temperatures and sleeping, and fructose and human metabolism. Do cold temperatures improve sleep? A growing number of studies are finding that temperature regulation plays a role in many cases of chronic insomnia. Studies have found that, in general, the optimal temperature for sleep is quite cool, around 60 to […]

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Fibromyalgia and shiatsu

February 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  Asian medicine (which includes Asian Bodywork Therapy or ABT, Chinese herbology and acupuncture) is effective at treating conditions where emotional disturbance or stress is an underlying factor. This includes insomnia, anxiety and depression, muscular tension, headaches, digestive disturbances, menstrual dysfunction and low resistance to infection. Also included are multi-symptom illnesses such […]

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